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Indonesia: food & beverage paradise

With more than 7,000 food & beverage businesses in Indonesia, with various cuisine and dining options available, it is no wonder the consumers are spoilt with choices. Expectations and demands among diners are also constantly increasing, besides food quality and freshness of the produce; plating and presentation, ambiance, and experience are also frequently evaluated.

In most restaurants and cafes today, the décor and aesthetics play a major role in gaining the public’s interest, and the food and beverage industry plays a vital part in contributing to Indonesia’s overall economy. The upward trend in Gastronomy dining, food artisan, and gourmet fine dining has also raised the bar for the price of meals we are paying.

With pricey indulgence, diners would expect more from the business owners, and hygiene, cleanliness, and food safety are no exception.  There have been incidences of food poisoning, the presence of pests such as cockroaches, ants, and rodents found within food serving or premises, and for extreme cases, regulatory penalties and business closures.

Social media, forums, and blogging have been the “go-to” platform among unhappy and dissatisfied consumers, and the impact can turn viral and damaging to both the business and the brand. These scenarios can turn detrimental to media coverage.

We all know in conditions with daily food consumption and preparations, the presence of pests is inevitable with the availability of food sources. It is important to ensure quality, adequate, and responsive pest control solutions to keep pest issues under control.  Understanding how and why cockroaches, ants, rodents, and flies are attracted and why it is commonly found in the kitchen and dining area,  can help complement control efficacy.

The first step is to identify tell-tale signs of pests, learn practical steps to prevent harborage and maintain diligent kitchen cleanliness and sanitation at all times.

The government regulations impose stringent regulations and standards, with inspections and quality checks implemented among the food establishments. Businesses should embrace a zero-tolerance policy to avoid the risks of being subjected to penalties and financial implications.

Running a food business not only involves high operating hours particularly in labor cost, but intensive operational management. Non-food safety, the presence of pest-sighted or non-regulatory compliances can be minimized if an integrated control is in place to manage your food environment.

We understand price margins may be challenged in such intense competition with the rising food business in Indonesia. Rentokil designs Insect Light Traps that are affordable while efficacy is not compromised. Most owners would think these traps are sufficient to fulfill their food safety. However, the source and breeding of fruit flies are often neglected.

Contact Rentokil at 150808 or fill out the online form to schedule pest control services at your business location today.

 

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  • A broad range of pest management options to suit your business needs
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